The legendary Nikola Tesla will be attending in spirit

The Colorado Inventor Showcase will open to the public at 3:30 pm on Monday, November 10th at the Cable Center in Denver.  A full day of activities are being planned as some of the nation’s finest inventors make their debut along with their amazing products.




Colorado Inventor Showcase – 2008

Take a journey with us to our secret invention laboratory
Meet the modern-day Edisons who are creating our future

They use their hands to fashion the components, their minds to create function and strategy, and their hearts to feed the passion that drives their work forward.

Inventions being unleashed upon the world today are a powerful force. In fact, our future is being created inside the minds of these inventors. They live a life of passion and dreams, driven by a desire to make our world a better place.

These are the dreams that inspire. These are the dreams of hope. 

The Colorado Inventor Showcase is one of those rare opportunities to meet the inventors, feel the intensity of their spirit, touch their creations, and experience the transformation as they step us from the here and now to a better tomorrow.

Join us on this incredible voyage of into the land of invention. Bring your family and friends as this will be an event you will never forget.

Featured Speaker Jay S. Walker, Founder of Jay Walker is chairman of Walker Digital, a private R&D laboratory based in Stamford, CT. He founded the lab in 1994 with the guiding vision that new consumer applications for large-scale networks represent the key growth opportunity for many industries. Walker holds around 250 U.S. patents. In total, Walker Digital has invented about 1,000 applications for the Internet, cell phones, credit-card networks, and casino networks, as well as vending machines and lottery and retail networks. The company employs teams of inventors, engineers, designers, and attorneys. Typically, it partners with Fortune 500 firms to bring its inventions to market. Walker is best known as the founder of He also founded Synapse, which became the world’s largest seller of magazine subscriptions and is now a unit of Time Warner.

Featured Speaker – John Calvert. Supervisory Patent Examiner, USPTO.   Since October 1998, John has been responsible for supervising as many as 21 examiners. As the Acting Director of the Office of Independent Inventor Programs, John is actively involved with educating inventors about invention promotion firms and continues to expand the outreach initiative to the inventor community. Mr. Calvert has received numerous achievement awards, including the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal for superior Federal service and the United States Patent and Trademark Office Exceptional Career Award.

USPTO Job Fair: Representatives from the US Patent & Trademark Office will be on hand, recruiting for new Patent Examiners. The USPTO is home to over 6,000 talented engineers, scientists and attorneys. As an employee of the Federal agency responsible for granting patents and registering trademarks in the U.S. Government, you too can have the satisfaction of protecting the intellectual property rights of inventors.  Qualified applicants may be eligible to receive a recruitment incentive of up to $9,900 per year for a maximum of four years. More at USPTO Jobs

In addition to a very exciting, information packed day, we have added a few new features and a couple unusual twists to the agenda.  

  • Inventor Boot Camp: The Cable CenterThe Inventor Boot Camp is a pre-showcase event that will start the day at 9:00 am.  This event will feature sessions on “The Business Side of Invention”, “Intellectual Property Strategies”, “Making Your Invention Successful”, and “Finding Funding for Your Invention”.  Speakers include Tom Franklin, John Calvert, Greg Carlisle, David Wolf, Mike Cote, and Karl Dakin
  • Celebrity Judges: This year we will have over 60 Celebrity Judges reviewing the entries including TV personalities, VCs, bankers, corporate execs, newspaper editors, etc. (see below)
  • Museum of Future Inventions: As the DaVinci Institute continues with its plans to develop the world’s first Museum of Future Inventions, major things have started to happen.  Join us for a quick overview of the Museum’s progress and learn how you can become part of this once in a lifetime opportunity.


Colorado Inventor Showcase – 2008

EVENT:  Colorado Inventor Showcase
DATE:  Monday, November 10, 2008
TIMES:  3:30 pm – 8:00 pm
AGENDA:  See below

LOCATION:  The Cable Center, 2000 Buchtel Boulevard, Denver, C0 80210 – Map
FOOD & REFRESHMENTS:  Food and refreshments will be served from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
FUNDRAISER:  Raising funds for the Museum of Future Inventions



 FOR MORE INFORMATION:  DaVinci Institute, PO Box 270315, Louisville, CO 80027 –
303-666-4133 or



The event will kick off at 3:30pm and will be open to the public.  The event will feature inventors, patent attorneys, product scouts, cocktails and an array of artfully selected appetizers.

  • 9:00 – 1:30 pm – Pre-Showcase Event – Inventor Boot Camp (Click for details)
  • 1:00 – 2:30 pm – Exhibitor setup
  • 2:30 – Judging begins 
  • 3:30 – Inventor Showcase open to the public
  • 5:30 – Announcements and introductions  (The Center Theater)

  • 6:00 – Featured Speaker – Jay Walker on “The Power of Invention”. (The Center Theater)
  • 7:00 – Presentation on the Museum of Future Inventions

  • 7:30 – Prizes Announced.  Prizes will be awarded in a number of invention categories. (The Center Theater)

  • 8:00 – Thank You For Attending – The event will end at approximately 8:00.


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